Blogmeeting

A final reminder then. If you are in Glasgow around 2pm (onwards), pop by the Radisson Hotel (the new one with the funky blue facade) on Argyll Street and head for the pool table. Bloggers will be there. You can usually tell who we are because of the cameras on the table, maybe even a laptop (although that doesn’t happen often). Feel free to stop by and say hello, were not THAT scary a bunch… and yes, we’ll probably still be there in the evening too.

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I wonder…

Does anyone come here expecting witty insights? Does anyone visit and cross their fingers that they will be dazzled by the lucidity and quality of my writing? Or do you lot just come here from habit? Ach, I’m just glad you visit at all. However, and this is in no way stealing an idea (perish the thought), I thought I’d try stimulating a little “community spirit”. So, in the comments box, please suggest a title for tomorrow’s post. I will then select the title which appeals to me most, and will endeavour to construct some relevant words to match it. One title per person only, please. Look, I know how over-excited some of you can get. So don’t go rushing …

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Google Gadgets

Those nice people at Google have opened up their ‘homepage gadgets‘ and you can now use them anywhere. Excellent, I could have the latest Scottish news headlines zipping across the page, or maybe a game of hangman for when I post something you find boring, or perhaps the phases of the moon just be all spiritual like… Or not. Whilst it’s very generous of Google, I would hope that people show a little restraint. The multitude of eyesore-tastic widgets and scripts that abound in blogs is already something that constantly irks me. Ohh the moon is in the third cresecent, ohhh my horoscope says I’m about to die, ohhh the weather where you are is awful…. I DON’T CARE!! Don’t …

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Life continuing

Whisper it, but I think we have a free weekend coming up!* Hopefully it’ll stay dry and we can get the last cut of the grass done, and maybe even a little shopping. After all, we’re rich. Well not really, but the mortgage application is in the final stages, solicitor has appropriated** (got) funds and is paying off our current mortgage before handing us a wee cheque. That wee cheque is the reason I’ve been asking about PCs and digital cameras… Louise is getting something too but not for a while, the money will be set aside though. I also need to go and hire a kilt as, the weekend after this, we are attending a birthday party for my …

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On not buying a Mac

This WAS going to be quite a lengthy post. I was going to list my requirements, the things I can do now and the things I know are better on a Mac. I was going to compare my Mac experiences in the past (from the Classic II to the Powerbook of a friend) to my Windows experiences of now. I was even going to explore the whole “fan” side of things, and maybe discuss how, sometimes, zealots are NOT a good selling tool. But, ultimately, the main reason I won’t be buying a Mac, at this point, is simple. It’s not a complicated reason, and you can argue against it all you want. They are too expensive. Now, let me …

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Ice cream and exercise

What a wonderful weekend. Friday night saw us out to dinner with my family, dining in the hotel in which Louise and I were married. We even managed to sneak in a wee birthday cake for my Dad, such are the benefits of knowing the owners, although that can backfire too… the pudding my Mum and I ordered was, I’m pretty sure, double helpings! Completely stuffed, a feeling that has been missing the past few weeks as our house is currently in the midst of a diet embargo. Saturday morning, Dad and I head to the local gym for a wee run, my first on a treadmill for sometime. How boring it is, I much prefer the wind and rain, …

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